Method Man and Redman took “brought the pain” Thursday night at Orange County’s favorite venue- The Observatory.
The Observatory OC welcomed the tremendous duo Thursday night for an epic show in which Wu-Tang fans, Def Squad fans, and the 420 culture were in attendance.
Redman initiated the show as he took the stage with high energy, stepping onto the DJ’s work space and demanding from the crowd “If you love hip hop, like I love hip hop say I LOVE HIP HOP.” The crowd recited the phrase about three times before Method Man was heard over the speakers as he was still somewhere backstage- “Hold up, let me put my shirt on,” he said.
A few brief seconds passed and Redman asked, “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, do you wnat to get high man?!” again the crowd screamed. Method Man came into visible sight and they began with cuts off their album Blackout!.
Everyone was vibing to the sounds but it wasn’t until they began to perform tracks like “How High” and Method Man’s famed “Method Man” that the abundant clouds of smoke sprang up into the air.
My personal favorite, as I’m sure with the rest of the ladies, was Meth performing “I’ll Be There For You/ You’re All I Need.”
Meth and Red’s performance consisted of a variety of tracks of both as a duo, solo artists, and Wu-tang Clan cuts. The most memorable moment had to have been when Method Man called for a mosh-pit in remembrance of the late ODB. He and Redman paid a tribute to the rest of hip hop’s deceased over Dre’s “The Message” instrumental- Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Aaliyah, Nate Dogg, Eazy-E, Pac and Biggie, to name a few.
It was surprising when Meth and Red pointed out to the crowd that they were almost hitting 50 years of age and still doing this rap thing like it was 1992. Indeed, time doesn’t seem to reflect on their ability to rock a show because both kept the intensity up on that stage without surrendering to take a break to catch a breath.
As their performance came to an end Redman and Meth thanked everyone for their love and support and for being an amazing audience. Redman also let us in on some insight about a How High part two film in the works. Fans couldn’t have been more pleased with the news.
Method Man also hinted at possibly returning to the venue with the entire Wu crew, simply off the phenomenal energy and welcoming he received this time around. The entire hour and fifteen minute performance was epic from it’s beginning to end.
Method Man and Redman rocked the Novo in DTLA last night and we are sure LA was glad to get OUT DA HOUSE for a performance of such caliber.
– Stace Fresh